The Importance of Day 1 Training

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In the cannabis and hemp industries, employees make all the difference. As an employer, you have a legal responsibility to make sure that those employees have the workplace safety training they need before they start any job. In a complicated workplace that can mean covering many different topics from accident prevention to pesticide application. Unfortunately,…

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Protecting Cannabis Workers During COVID-19

Many states with medical or adult use cannabis have designated those stores as an essential service, allowing cannabis retail and medical dispensaries to stay open during the coronavirus restrictions. This puts cannabis workers on the front lines of this crisis across the country. How can you protect them, your customers, and your business during the…

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Washing Ag Department announces independent pesticide enforcement.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture confirmed in an email distributed through their new listserv that they recently began conducting routine unannounced pesticide inspections at cannabis grow facilities. During these visits the Department of Agriculture may or may not be accompanied by the liquor and cannabis board. They warn that if pesticide violations are found…

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Mandatory pesticide testing is coming to Washington State

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Following the lead of other Adult Use markets like Oregon and Colorado, the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is on track to create new rules that would implement pesticide and heavy metal testing for all marijuana product sold in the Washington marketplace. The public comment period for the rule making closed on Oct. 24th,…

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Occupational Health and Safety is coming for the cannabis industry.

What is Occupational Safety and Health? It is sometime known by other terms, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Workplace Safety, and sometimes just OSHA, the acronym for the federal agency that regulates worker safety. Generally, it refers to the rules that employers must follow in order to ensure they are creating a safe place for…

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